Willie finds the director of his play (Judith
more interesting than Rachel; Buddy insists on buying an old sports
Written by Margaret J. Schibi; produced by Edward Zwick; directed by
Judith Chapman: Jo Hamlin.
Devon Ericson: Rachel Peters.
Larry Cedar: Macil.
Louise Foley: Audrey Pfeiffer.
Karen Austin: Emily.
John David Yarbrough: Michael.
Gary Goetzman: Steven.
Annie: Hi, Mr. playwright. Willie: Oh, I, tell Rachel I'll be there in a minute,
please. Annie: She told me not to make you any more nervous than you
are. But if you don't move your caboose, you're gonna be late. Willie: OK, OK. Annie: You're not gonna wear that jacket, are you? Willie: What's wrong with this jacket? Annie: Oh, nothing, nothing. It just doesn't go with that
sweater. Willie: I bet nobody told Shakespeare how to dress. Annie: Somebody should've -- he wore tights!
Rachel: Willie... I have a confession. I lied about your car
on gas; I just wanted to drive you. Willie: Oh, you figured the future of the American theater
should be chauffeured? Rachel: I figured the future of the American theater might be a
Jo: OK, everybody, let's -- Willie (walking up): Pardon me. Jo: I'm sorry, what? Willie: Did you say something about new pages? Jo: Yes. Over the next few days, the playwright will be
rewriting his play. Michael (one of the actors): Thank goodness. Jo: Michael, your acting better be as good as this script. Michael: The play's fine. I just wish my part were a little
bigger. Jo: Don't worry, Michael, there'll be some changes. Willie: I doubt the play will change that much. Jo: Oh, but it will, though. Willie: How do you know? Jo: I'm the director. What makes you think that it won't? Willie: I'm the playwright.
Buddy: Well? Salesman: Uh, look, Buddy. You must understand -- these cars,
used to running in a colder climate... Audrey: You mean it's not the car, it's the climate? Salesman: Heh. Let's just say it's nothing major. Buddy: See, I told you. Salesman: Yeah, like, at worst, you need a new radiator, and
electrical work. Salesman: And how much will that cost? Salesman: Oh, it shouldn't cost you more than a coupla
hundred. Buddy: Dollars?! Salesman: Yeah. 'Scuse me. [runs off] Audrey: It may be cheaper to just move to a colder climate.
Doug: Maybe you're not ready for a serious relationship. Willie: That's a lousy thing to say, Dad. I'm ready, and I want
kind of involvement. But... Doug: What? Willie: I'm just not sure that Rachel is the right girl for me.
don't get me wrong, she's a wonderful person. She's generous, and she's
supportive... She's just not as exciting as Jo. Doug: Are you sure it isn't that Jo is... new? Willie: Oh, Dad, no. We argue, we fight... I learn from her. Doug: Well, maybe it's working on the play together. See how you
after the performance. Willie: I can't. Rachel thinks we're going to announce our
tomorrow night. Doug: Ah. You gotta do what you gotta do. Willie: Boy, Pop, it's crazy. Jo is strong-willed, opinionated,
And I can't stop thinking about her. Doug: I once knew a woman like that. Willie: What happened? Doug: I married her.
Rachel: Willie, this is awfully sudden... There must be a
reason. Willie: I just told you. Rachel: You didn't tell me anything! Is there someone else? Willie: I dunno. Maybe there is. Rachel: My whole life is falling apart, and you say "maybe"?!